Kurdish fighters aligned with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) are continuing their desperate battle against Islamic State for the town of Kobane. Nato member Turkey, in the hopes of injuring the PKK, is preventing Kurds and Kurdish weapons entering Kobane from Turkey. Kurdish organisation Day-Mer calls for an end to Turkish repression and western military intervention.
Chris Bambery argues that, despite the "No" vote in the referendum last month, the British state remains mired in a deep crisis with no obvious way out.
We need to build a new party which reflects the best elements of the Yes movement - bottom-up, radical and powered by class politics. We must give thousands of working class Yes voters a home and fight to keep the heartlands abandoned by Labour, argues Cat Boyd.
David Jamieson provides a sober analysis of the hard truths and new opportunities following from a No vote in the independence referendum.
"Even Britain's enemy now is Britain, because there's no more 'national interest', there's just a bunch of spivs pushing their luck, picking over the carcass of our welfare state...But when I was 31, the mask slipped. Britain's disregard was made plain. Thank you Better Together, because your campaign has taught Scotland that their enemy is Britain" Alistair Davidson explains in a powerful video why he's voting Yes.
Following a near 25% fall in earnings for the self-employed between 2008 and 2012, Chris Bambery considers the increasing propensity of precarious work and its implications for organisation.
Adam Frew examines the details of Labour and Better Together's promises of greater devolution in the event of a No vote.
Sinead Dunn reviews "Scottish Independence - A Feminist Response". Recognising the book as a valuable and timely contribution to the referendum debate, Sinead notes how the two authors' approaches fuse to form a readable, robust and unapologetic feminist voice.
Western calls to arm the Kurds and bomb Iraq are both hypocritical and dangerous, argues John Rees.
Unpacking Better Together's campaign strategy, Adam Frew explains how the Scottish Parliament's extremely limited fiscal powers render it defenceless against Westminster cuts. Recounting the financial crash, the saddling of taxpayers with private debt and the development of the austerity consensus, Adam concludes that remaining in the UK would condemn Scots to low wages, falling living standards and humiliating welfare cuts.